Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sammy Vasquez Survives Late Rally, Decisions Lucky Boy

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. (19-0, 13KOs) go the biggest win of his career with a ten round unanimous decision over Wale "Lucky Boy" Omotoso (25-2, 21KOs). All three judges had it 98-92.

Omotoso had trouble with the speed and the accuracy of Vasquez in the early going. Vasquez was also outworking Omotoso and making him miss most of his counter-punch attempts.

During the third, Vasquez pikced up the pace and stated trading shots with Omotoso at close range. Omotoso's mouthpiece went flying out of his mouth during a hard exchange. Vasquez was cut on the upper right side of his head. It wasn't clear if the cut came from a clash of heads, an elbow or a punch.

They started the sixth round by swinging once again at close range. Omotoso was starting to land some good punches, but Vasquez was still controlling the action. During the seventh, Omotoso came on strong and shook Vasquez with several hard shots that forced him to hold on.

Vasquez held his ground in the eight, slugging with Omotoso and landing some hard shots of his own. Vasquez's nose started bleeding as the two of them continued to exchange, and Vasquez's right eye was swelling up. The ninth round was big for Omotoso, who really landed some hard shot as Vasquez's face was a bloddy mess.

In the tenth and final round, Vasquez hurt Omotoso to the body and then unleashed a series of punches as he pinned "Lucky Boy" against the ropes. Vasquez continued to remain more active in the match, as Omotoso showed no sense of urgency to close strong.

The fight was the televised co-feature to the Premier Boxing Champions afternoon broadcast on CBS.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 06-22-2015

OK either you want a good fight or you want guys to be more defensive? Can you guys PICK A SIDE and stop flip flopping for certain fighters. Vasquez not afraid to take hits to give hits. I like the…

Comment by El Campesino on 06-22-2015

Vasquez vs. Broner is the fight to make. Strike while the iron is hot. I think Haymon knows he has a meal ticket in Vasquez.

Comment by AgainstTheRopes on 06-22-2015

not really a contender but a fun fighter. Ill be sure to watch his next bout

Comment by MaxBugsby on 06-22-2015

Game fighter but ordinary talent.. Not going anywhere in the big picture.

Comment by Peterliminator on 06-21-2015

Vasquez is exciting because his defense is so flawed. He always looks like he's one second away from getting caught flush. Lucky Boy has a cast iron chin.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Christian "Macho Time" Camacho on Boxeo Telemuno Card Crawford Tops Lomachenko, Wins ESPY For 'Fighter of the Year' Teofimo Lopez To Undergo Surgery on Right Hand on Friday Rey Vargas Already Back To Work, Hopes For Quick Return Photos: Jean Pascal, Steve Bosse - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: I'd Rather Lose Than Use PEDs To Win Toka Kahn Clary vs. Kid Galahad - IBF Eliminator Ordered Jazza Dickens vs. Martin Ward Rematch Off Due To Injury Dmitry Bivol: Fight Against Kovalev 'Most Likely' Will Happen Kalle Sauerland Talks WBSS Season 2 Draft, Usyk vs. Gassiev Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Jose Roman Jean Carlos Torres Headlines Return of PRBBP Series, August 10 Promoter: I Really Believed Munguai Would Knock Golovkin Out Lucas Matthysse Blasts Critics Who Claim He Quit With Pacquiao Abner Mares Joins Announce Team of Boxeo Telemundo Saunders vs. Andrade Purse Bid is Set By WBO For July 25 Anthony Joshua: This is Chapter 2 For Me - All Comers Welcome! Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Face To Face in UK Ryan Martin, Terry Flanagan Aim To Shake Up WBSS Tourney Top Rank President is Very High on Teofimo Lopez Demetrius Andrade Not Expected To Face Billy Joe Saunders Next Miller: I Knew Joshua's a Punk; Wanted to Push His Buttons Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse: Afterthoughts Carl Frampton Getting Annoyed By Trash Talk of Luke Jackson Kamil Delighted After Winning The Right To Remain in Scotland Jermaine Franklin Decisions Craig Lewis at Motor City Casino Bellew: I Prefer Usyk-Gassiev Winner - But Fury Easier, Pays More Joshua: Wilder is Definitely Going To Happen - Confident I'll Win! Zeuge's Coach, Braehmer, Went Bonkers After Upset Loss Shakhram Giyasov Picks Up Stoppage Win in First Round Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap Nacho: Canelo Needs The "Perfect Fight" To Beat Golovkin Subriel Matias vs. Breidis Prescott Set For August 18 Photos: Andrade, Vargas, Hooker, Roman Join Hearn, DAZN Photos: Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller - Confrontation in NYC Jarrell Miller-Artur Szpilka in Play For October 6 in Chicago Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Go Face To Face Cindy Serrano Confident That She Will Shock Katie Taylor Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return Joshua Warns Miller: Anyone is Welcome To Come Get The Smoke!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement